Accidents in public places
The law allows for someone to make an Exeter no win no fee claim for compensation if they have been injured as a result of the actions of another person.
These actions may be direct – for example, another person hits you. This would be deemed as a deliberate act and very likely, will be criminally prosecuted.
Alternatively, these actions may be indirect. For example, the person responsible for your injury or accident may not have been directly involved, they may not have deliberately attempted to cause your accident or cause your injury, but they could still be regarded as being liable. This is why you can make an Exeter no win no fee claim against them.
When it comes to making an Exeter no win no fee claim for compensation it is the role of your Accident Advice Helpline solicitor to determine who is liable for your accident. Liability is important because it means that the court has agreed that someone has been found to be legally responsible for your accident and resulting injuries, and is therefore culpable for them.
It may be that you have had your accident at work, and were injured after a member of staff caused an accident. Perhaps they were in charge of stacking shelves of stock, and a box fell and landed on you. Although your colleague is ultimately the one who caused the accident at that precise time, it may be the case that they were not directly responsible. If perhaps your colleague was not provided with the correct training on how to perform this particular task properly it may be that your employer is ultimately responsible.
This is because employers have a legal duty of care to do all they can to ensure that everyone on their premises is as kept as safe as possible. While this means ensuring that the premises themselves are safe and well maintained, it also means that staff are suitably trained so as not to put anyone at risk.
If a member of the team is not properly trained, and does not perform a task properly which ultimately leads to another person being injured, then an Exeter no win no fee claim for compensation may be made.
Speak to our solicitors about making your Exeter no win no fee
If you are unsure as to whether or not you can make an Exeter no win no fee claim, or who is liable for your accident then the best thing you can do is pick up the phone and speak to Accident Advice Helpline directly.
Our advisors will be able to go through the details of your case with you and provide you with free, no obligation advice on how to proceed. Alternatively, you can take our 30 second test today to find out whether or not you can make a claim, and how much that claim may be worth to you.
Date Published: 21st October 2014
Author: David Brown